Designers are a crucial part of the creative process in many industries and businesses. They create new products, artwork, and ideas that can be patented as intellectual property rights holders. A design patent protects the unique visual appearance of a product and the aesthetic aspects of a product, including its shape, configuration, pattern, and ornamentation. They can be used to protect the appearance of a wide range of products, including consumer electronics, fashion accessories, and home furnishings.
Paul & Paul has decades of experience with design patent protection. A Paul & Paul patent attorney not only has experience with patent applications, but they also are knowledgeable of design rights, product design, knockoffs, trademark protection, graphic user interfaces, and the steps to take to protect your business from competitors. Our lawyers are skilled professionals familiar with many industries and have unique design patent attorney experience.
Here are some examples of the kinds of products that may be eligible for design patent protection:
It’s important to note that a design patent only protects the visual appearance of a product, not its function or structure. Additionally, the design must be new, original, and non-obvious to be eligible for patent protection. Consulting with a design patent attorney can help you determine whether your product is eligible for design patent protection and guide you through the design patent application.
While both design patents and utility patents provide intellectual property protection, they differ in what they protect and how they are obtained. Here are some key differences between design patents and utility patents:
Overall, a design patent is more focused on protecting the visual design of a product, while a utility patent is focused on protecting the functional aspects of an invention.
A design patent attorney at Paul & Paul can evaluate your situation and help determine what’s the best patent protection you can receive. To maintain your brand in the market, it’s essential to have all the protection patent law can offer. It’s also essential that products with a global reach have patents, international registration, and other IP protection afforded under the law.
The patent attorneys at Paul & Paul have decades of experience working with clients who are designers seeking to grow their companies and maintain their value in the marketplace. Our law firm has worked with designers to file a design patent application and ultimately receive the IP protection they require.
If you have a unique design and require experienced and knowledgeable patent attorneys, call today for an application. Protect your product design and your business. Secure your design rights.